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Electric Vehicles in Israel

Electric Vehicles in Israel

Electrification of the transportation sector serves the goals of reducing oil-dependency, lowering harmful air pollution in densely populated areas and decreasing greenhouse gases emissions, through the superiority of electric drivetrains in energy efficiency, compared to the conventional internal combustion engines. However, one of the main barriers for electric vehicle (EV) adoption remains the charging infrastructure availability.
  מוסד שמואל נאמן -היבטי סביבה של סקטור הגז טבעי

Environmental aspects of the natural gas sector

The project includes a number of works carried out for the Ministry of Environmental Protection to examine the environmental effects of natural gas as a leading source of alternative transportation fuels, instead of oil.
Industrial Symbiosis in the North of Israel

Industrial Symbiosis in the North of Israel

The term "Industrial Symbiosis" describes a situation in which an industry develops a symbiosis with another industry in a beneficial way for both parties, so that the waste of one organization can serve as raw materials for the other industry. As part of a pilot initiated by the Ministry of Economy, 4s LTD. promotes the project in the North of the country, with Dr. Fortuna and prof. Ayalon as consultants.
סדרי עדיפות לאומית בנושאי איכות סביבה

National Enviromental Policy

In Israel as well, the environment has become a central topic in public and personal discourse. In this atmosphere, it is more important than ever that policy discussions and decisions be based on firm scientific, reliable and unbiased information.
Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Israel

Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Israel

The purpose of the project is to analyze the policy lessons arising from Israel's successful efforts to initiate, guide, and accelerate the process of technological innovation in the field of clean energy. The intention is to identify the basic principles of policy shaping that can be applied to any set of technologies and to other countries in different political, economic, and technological contexts. Based on a detailed analysis of these principles, the project formulates a series of general recommendations of best practices for innovation policy in the field of clean energy.
Feasibility of Commercial Production of Standard Fuel from Israeli Natural Gas (GTL)

Feasibility of Commercial Production of Standard Fuel from Israeli Natural Gas (GTL)

The production of natural gas-based fuels using GTL technology is one of the existing alternatives that are on the agenda of the government for testing and evaluation, as well as other technologies for the production of substitute natural gas-based fuels.
חקר פחתים ומניעת איבודי מזון במהלך שרשרת השיווק של פירות וירקות

Reduction of fruits and vegetables loss along the marketing chain in Israel

Wastage of food causes economic, resources, environmental and social concerns. In reference to the global food crisis, the common assumption is that it is possible to reduce the rate of food loss by half, and by means of this action alone feed 1-2 billion more people. In Israel, the financial damage from food loss was recently estimated at approximately 18 billion Nis a year, where about 44% of the total foods lost are fruits and vegetables.
"wheels of Life" in Israel

"wheels of Life" in Israel

The "Wheels of Life" project was launched in 2013, in order to compare Israel's performance with the performance of other countries in five main dimensions of Israel's society: economics, innovation, science and technology, society-governance- education, environment, and energy. The data source used for comparative analysis is the World Competitiveness Yearbook of the IMD School of Management, a leading business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, which presents data on a wide range of global competitiveness variables in 60 countries.
Preparing a Calculation in Principle for Collecting Business Waste Fee

Preparing a Calculation in Principle for Collecting Business Waste Fee

Municipal and commercial waste management is an environmental and economic burden, both for the municipality and businesses. This study was conducted for the municipality of Tirat Hacarmel.
An Analysis of Israel

An Analysis of Israel's Renewable Energy IndustryAn Analysis of the Renewable Energy Industry of Israel

This project began as part of a joint venture with the Newtech unit at the Ministry of Economics, and since 2015 it has continued with the funding of the Samuel Neaman Institute, as part of the Industrial Excellence Center. The goal of the project is to leverage Israel's position as a leader in the field of renewable energy, including energy production and its integration into the energy system, efficiency improvements, and the development of fuel substitutes.
Global Estimates Of Methane Emissions from Off-Shore Drilling Plants and Their Importance

Global Estimates Of Methane Emissions from Off-Shore Drilling Plants and Their Importance

The study reviews, for the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the world's regulations and methodologies for estimating methane emissions in the natural gas sector. In addition, the study presents an opinion concerning the relevance of these methodologies and their application for estimating methane emissions from natural gas facilities in Israel.
The Industry of Innovative Agricultural Technologies in the Shadow of the Global Food Crisis

The Industry of Innovative Agricultural Technologies in Light of the Global Food Crisis

As world's population grows, the demand for food is growing as well. The FAO expects that the global agricultural output will have to rise by 60% by 2050 to meet the needs of the growing population and the changes in dietary habits, together with the challenges arising from the climate change, the depletion of water and land resources, and reduced biodiversity.
Feasibility of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) waste treatment facilities in Israel

Feasibility of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) waste treatment facilities in Israel

This study was conducted as part of research funded by Mifal Hapais (the Israeli Lottery) and the Center for Local Authorities. The lack of compatibility between the waste management policy in Israel and the reality in the field raises the following question: What are the factors that hinder the establishment of end-treatment plants in Israel? In particular, is the establishment of end-treatment facilities for waste treatment in Public-Private partnership (PPP) capable of contributing to remove the barriers and realizing the policy?
Israel Greenhouse Gases Reporting and Registration System

Israel Greenhouse Gases Reporting and Registration System

Climate change is receiving worldwide attention in light of its environmental, economic, and social implications for the developing and developed world. The Israeli government recognizes the importance of taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and acts accordingly.
Finished Projects
Israeli Climate Change Information Center

Israeli Climate Change Information Center

According to a government resolution, the Ministry of the Environmental Protection was asked to prepare a national plan for adaptation to climate change in Israel. For this purpose, the Ministry initiated the establishment of the Israeli Climate Change Information Center to work to strengthen existing scientific knowledge regarding climate change adaptation in Israel and market the accumulated Israeli knowledge to other target countries.
Master Plan for Energy

Master Plan for Energy

The Environment and Energy team of the Samuel Neaman Institute is a member of the consulting team of TAHAL, which in 2011 won the tender to establish a master plan for the energy sector.
Collaboration with the Standards Institution of Israel

Collaboration with the Standards Institution of Israel

As part of the work with the Israeli Standards Institution, the Energy and Environment Team at the Neaman Institute completed in the beginning of 2012 documents that are supposed to assist the Institution in presenting the Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Registration and Reporting Scheme in Israel to organization in the county and the world.
Hazardous Household Chemicals and Hazardous Waste: Policy and Procedures Recommendations for Implementation in Israel

Hazardous Household Chemicals and Hazardous Waste: Policy and Procedures Recommendations for Implementation in Israel

In 2012 we chose the issue of hazardous household chemicals and hazardous waste management as a national priority in the environmental field, as chemicals and wastes are not properly handled institutionally or systemically in Israel.
The profitability for Israel Joining the HNS Treaty as Part of IMO

The profitability for Israel Joining the HNS Treaty as Part of IMO

The organization commissioning the research is the Shipping and Ports Authority, Ministry of Transport. The purpose of the study is to examine the feasibility of Israel's joining the HNS (Hazardous Noxious Substances) Convention. The goal of the Convention is to compensate financially victims for the damage caused by spills of chemicals, gas, refined products and more, resulting from marine accidents of all types of ships, excluding radioactive materials and damage caused by crude oil, which is covered by another similar convention (IOPC).
Reduction of Food Loss in Agriculture in Israel

Reduction of Food Loss in Agriculture in Israel

Wastage of food (raw and processed) is a global economic, environmental and social concern. The situation in Israel does not differ.
Integration of waste-derived alternative fuels in Israel

Integration of waste-derived alternative fuels in Israel's transportation system

The world's transportation system is almost entirely based on oil-derived fuels, fed into internal combustion engines (ICE). Energy supply and demand markets – especially for transportation – are not economically unfettered and sustainable. According to the IEA, without targeted and active policies greenhouse gases and pollutants emissions from the energy sectors will more than double by 2050, all the while dealing with increasing fuels supply side difficulties and scarcity. The pathway to steer away from this future entails the dissemination of cleaner and more efficient transportation alternatives.
Examination of the level of Landfill Tax in Israel

Examination of the level of Landfill Tax in Israel

The landfill tax is a regulatory tool that helps compare the cost of landfilling with the cost of waste treatment using different technological alternatives that are more environmentally friendly, but also more expensive than the landfilling alternative.
Techno-Economic Examination of Waste Pneumatic Systems

Techno-Economic Examination of Waste Pneumatic Systems

The Ministry of Environmental Protection wishes to examine the environmental and economic feasibility of establishing a pneumatic waste collection system in densely built residential neighborhoods. The study surveys various technologies and the companies that are active in this field, and examines the experience gained in Israel in setting up these systems. It also presents an economic analysis from the perspective of all the parties involved, including the local authority and the economy as a whole.
Development of Sustainable Mariculture in Israel

Development of Sustainable Mariculture in Israel

According to publications by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, most of the fishing areas in the world have been exploited to the fullest or suffer from excessive fishing, while the demand for seafood (fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and algae) is increasing, because of their many nutritional benefits.
Economic Mechanisms for Renovating Residential Buildings

Economic Mechanisms for Renovating Residential Buildings

One of the areas that affects most the consumption of natural resources and energy in the world in general and in Israel in particular is the residential buildings, due to population growth and the concentration of residents in cities and buildings.
External Benefits of Tunneling - Carmel Tunnels as a Case Study

External Benefits of Tunneling - Carmel Tunnels as a Case Study

This project, which was conducted for Carmelton, the company that operates the Carmel Tunnels, examined the economic and environmental benefits caused directly and indirectly by the use of the Carmel Tunnels as compared to alternative routes in the city of Haifa.
Integration of electric and hybrid vehicles in Israel

Integration of electric and hybrid vehicles in Israel's transportation system

This research is conducted within the framework of the government decision of 2011 regarding the operation of a national program to reduce global dependence on oil, and further to another government decision of 2013 regarding the reduction of Israeli dependence on oil for transportation. The research was submitted to the Ministry of National Infrastructure, Water and Energy.
Designing the Israeli Climate Change Information Center (ICCIC) Website

Designing the Israeli Climate Change Information Center (ICCIC) Website

According to a government resolution, the Ministry of Environmental Protection was assigned to prepare a national plan for Israel's adaptation to climate change. For this purpose, the Ministry initiated the establishment of an Israeli knowledge center on the subject, to work on strengthening existing scientific knowledge regarding preparedness for climate change in Israel and even market the accumulated Israeli knowledge to other target countries.
Evaluating the Economic Damage of the Fuel Leak at Evrona

Evaluating the Economic Damage of the Fuel Leak at Evrona

The study evaluates the economic damage of fuel leaking from the EAPC pipe that occurred at the Be'er Ora (Evrona) intersection in 12/03/14. This study was conducted for the Adam Teva V’Din (IUED) Association.
Environmental Technologies (Clean-Tech)

Environmental Technologies (Clean-Tech)

'Green' technologies in Israel and their business potential are relevant issues on the public agenda, with frequent media exposure. The environmental market is strong and growing worldwide, estimated at $600 Billion dollars per year, with an annual growth rate of 5-8%.
A National Plan for the Chemical Industry in Israel

A National Plan for the Chemical Industry in Israel

The National Plan for the Chemical Industry in Israel is a large project that the S. Neaman Institute has been leading since 2004. The project analyzes past and present chemical and pharmaceutical activities in Israel, presents alternatives and proposes new industry branches in this field.
Entrepreneurship, Economy and Management in the Field of Environmental Quality in the Local Councils

Entrepreneurship, Economy and Management in the Field of Environmental Quality in the Local Councils

Recognition is growing of the connection between economic activities, management of municipal systems and environmental quality. Increased public awareness, as well as strict legislation and enforcement, are leading to a transformation in managerial thinking, especially in municipal systems. An emerging trend is to create organizational systems which introduce environmental principles into decision-making, planning, operation and management.
Israel

Israel's Role in The Global Bio-Ethanol Market - National Planning and Policy

Biofuels originating from agricultural products are one of the “hottest” issues in the global energy and commodity markets. The political and economical implications of biofuels are significant, especially for industrialized countries, which consume and engage in commerce with energy resources.
The Water Forum

The Water Forum

The "Water Forum", established in 2009 by the Samuel Neaman Institute in cooperation with Israel Water Authority and the Grand Water Research Institute at the Technion, serves as a platform for discussing and analyzing key issues in order to contribute to the formulation of white papers on a variety of topics in the field of water related strategy and policy.
Supplying Electricity to Ships in the Harbor (Cold Ironing)

Supplying Electricity to Ships in the Harbor (Cold Ironing)

In recent years, pressure on the shipping industry in general and on seaports in particular to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the purpose of improving the quality of the environment has increased. In this context, one of the significant measures to reduce pollution and improve air quality at the port and around the city is to change the source of the electric power supplied to ships anchored for loading and unloading from the auxiliary motors of the ships to a power source on the shore. This process is called "Cold Ironing" or On-Shore Power Supply (OPS).
National Plan for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

National Plan for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

During 2010, the Energy and Environment team at the Samuel Neaman Institute has served as an advisor and integrator to the Inter-ministerial Committee for the Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases, headed by Ministry of Finance director general, Mr. Haim Shani.
Activities on Innovation and Urban Planning

Activities on Innovation and Urban Planning

A team from the Neaman Institute, including Prof. Amnon Frenkel, Prof. Shlomo Maital and Dr. Daphne Getz, was part of a group that won a grant awarded by the European Union for research on "Demand-driven Innovation" (PICK-ME). The team was selected to lead the crucial Work Package #1. An innovative method for mapping innovation eco-systems in each participating country, developed by Profs. Frenkel and Maital, was presented to the project participants in Torino, Italy.
Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Israel

Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Israel

The purpose of the project is to analyze the policy lessons arising from Israel's successful efforts to initiate, guide, and accelerate the process of technological innovation in the field of clean energy. The intention is to identify the basic principles of policy shaping that can be applied to any set of technologies and to other countries in different political, economic, and technological contexts. Based on a detailed analysis of these principles, the project formulates a series of general recommendations of best practices for innovation policy in the field of clean energy.
Feasibility of Commercial Production of Standard Fuel from Israeli Natural Gas (GTL)

Feasibility of Commercial Production of Standard Fuel from Israeli Natural Gas (GTL)

The production of natural gas-based fuels using GTL technology is one of the existing alternatives that are on the agenda of the government for testing and evaluation, as well as other technologies for the production of substitute natural gas-based fuels.
"wheels of Life" in Israel

"wheels of Life" in Israel

The "Wheels of Life" project was launched in 2013, in order to compare Israel's performance with the performance of other countries in five main dimensions of Israel's society: economics, innovation, science and technology, society-governance- education, environment, and energy. The data source used for comparative analysis is the World Competitiveness Yearbook of the IMD School of Management, a leading business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, which presents data on a wide range of global competitiveness variables in 60 countries.